The Great Migration Safaris in Tanzania

The Great Wildebeest Migration is the annual Tanzania migration safari of giant herds of grazers across northern Tanzania and Kenya is a truly spectacular event. Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara Game reserve ecosystems for searching the green pasture. Tanzania migration safari is one of the Biggest Natural Wonders of the World.

The largest mass movement of land mammals on earth, the annual Tanzania migration safari sees over one million stampeding wildebeest and other grazing herbivores journey approximately 1800 miles from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya Masai Mara and back. A rough pattern occurs each year as the herds follow the rains to secure a good water supply and fertile grass.

If going to Migration safaris in Tanzania, a Luxury Mobile Tented Camps is a little too adventurous for you. Also Serengeti has various permanent Lodges to stay at each time of year that offer Tanzania migration safari comforts and good location.

The exact route of the Tanzania safari migrating herbivores depends on the weather and where the grass is greener. Knowing the best location for specific times of year is something’s importance. Which means that you can have a good idea of where to locate yourself, each area is good at different times of the year. The Serengeti seeing the Tanzania migration safari for around nine months and at the Masai Mara for just three.

The Serengeti Wildebeest migration Calendar.

The Mobile tented camps are a best way for Tanzania migration safari. The tented camps follow the migration as it moves, there are also some permanent lodges where you can base yourself  in this Tanzania migration safari whilst you head out to explore the Serengeti.

Planning a Tanzania migration safari can be tricky, the wildlife is on the move. However with a little help from us you may be hopefully be able figure of where you should be at what time and which is the best Camp or Lodge to stay.

January – February

Throughout January and February Tanzania migration safari is following the rains, the migration moves onto the Serengeti plains in the south. Is a fantastic time to travel to the Southern Serengeti as this time of year is when the thousands of wildebeest begin to give birth, this is where the newborn graze along with the herds, it is at the
Ndutu area where consists of endless grass plains, which keep going for as far as the eye can see. This is an incredible sight to witness, it is easy finding cheetahs, Lions and hyenas picking off their own fresh meals. At this time of year being located at the Ndutu area will give you the best access to the migration herds. Ndutu plains area is the best during February to April as the grass is green and the wildlife is plenty.

The best place to stay at this time are Ndutu Safari Lodge / Ndutu Mobile Camps.

March – April

It is heavy rain season the Tanzania migration safari starts moving through Central Serengeti and towards the Western corridor of Serengeti. This area at this time grasses are long so food is good, this period of the year is when we call GREEN SEASON it is a beautiful time to travel onto Serengeti wild flowers appear at Serengeti and there are very few people around. It is rainy season be prepared because, the roads get muddy and therefore access to the some of game areas may be limited.

The best places to stay at this time are Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ndutu Mobile Camps or at Lodges or Mobile Camps in Serengeti.

May – June

Dry season is approaches migration animals begin to move towards Grumeti River where the abundant of crocodile waiting for them as they are easy meals to catch. It is the first of these animals to crossings the Grumeti River at Western Serengeti.

Observing the thousands of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti River is highlights of your migration safaris. Staying at the lodge or camps near the Grumeti River at western Serengeti is an ideal for this time. However, being in the Seronera and Western Serengeti area will also give you fantastic accessary

The right place to stay and access migration for this time are Mbalageti Serengeti lodge/Kirawira tented lodge or at central Serengeti’s lodges and mobile camps.

July-September

Movement is on to Northern Serengeti and toward the Mara River, July you can witness thousands of wildebeest struggling their way through the River and trying to avoid crocodiles. Perhaps the most famous Great migration period is that of the Mara River during the August and September. The crossings are hugely exciting to witness. After the excitement of the river crossings migration the migrating herds settle for a while in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.

The best place to stay at this time are Kogatende Mobile Camps, Bologonja Mobile Camps, Lobo Lodge or Migration Tented Camp.

October

The journey begins to the southwards through north-eastern Serengeti, wildebeest migration moving through Lobo and down to the Serengeti plains. Lobo area is less visited by tourists it is less crowded than other areas of the Serengeti national park. The mass herds of migration animals travelling throughout the year at Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystem.

Lobo wildlife Lodge or Bologonja Mobile Camps are an ideal place to stay this time of the year.

November – December

It is short rain season, migration animals travelling quickly to southern Serengeti through plain side of eastern Serengeti. Eastern Serengeti offers great resident animals especial cheetah, lions observing on rock kopjes. During the December, the migration settles on the short grass plains near the southern Serengeti. At this time of year, the migration tends to stay around the Serengeti and Ngorongoro (Ndutu) area as Serengeti provides a constant source of water for the herds. During December you have the privilege of seeing thousands of wildebeest and zebra gathering on the southern plains near the Naabi hill gate. This is best time to see big cats following migrations.

The best place to stay is Ndutu lodge and in lodges or tented camps found in Serengeti.

At least now you have an ideal of migration animal’s movements in Serengeti. For more information about animal’s migration in Serengeti or where to stay/more place to visit while on your migration safari please contact us at info@natureafricantravel.com or natureafricantravel@gmail.com our safari consultant awaiting to hear from you.

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